Taylor Engle - Colours & Life

Hey Warriors,

I wrote this piece when I was about four months into my recovery. I hope you all enjoy it and I hope it encourages people to keep pushing!


Colours & Life

The first thing I noticed when I started to recover was that I could see colours again.

I remember walking into my university's main building and staring around in wonder; people - there were actual people with beating hearts and real lives. A young woman passed me and I could see the detailing in how her red shirt was fastened, I watched her shiny auburn hair bounce with her every step. The plants in the lobby were bright green, well-quenched and appealing to the eyes. My stomach was bloated and in major discomfort, unused to the food I had begun to give it, but I did my best to ignore it as I continued to look around to see what else there was new.

There was life.

There was colour.

I had finally awoken to experience it, after so long seeing the world in black and grey. I was beginning to feel alive again. I could feel the warm colours of hope.

That day I caught a glimpse of happiness. I saw it as a possibility for everyone around me, and a possibility for even myself.

Keep fighting warriors.

Lots of love from,

Taylor Engle

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